To Edison from Colonel Gouraud, introducing Mr. Gladstone-
"The phonograph's salutation"
Spoken by: William E. Gladstone, British Prime Minister
Introduction spoken by: George Gouraud
Recording date: December 18, 1888
Location: London, England
Record format: Edison Blue Amberol cylinder (molded from an Edison yellow paraffine cylinder) (unissued)
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39852
September 28, 2008 Subject:
The Phonograph's Salutation (1888)
The introduction is by someone trained in the new medium of the phonograph. The salutation by Gladstone starts out as totally unintelligible, as is understandable by a politician not familiar with the phonograph. But: near the last part, we hear Gladstone clearly if listened to closely, and a clear enough record of the voice of one of Great Britain's more famous Prime Ministers, and well worth the listen for historians interested in this period.
March 26, 2005 Subject:
Another very low, and of course, high static recording of 2 speakers, Colonel Goroud starts off by fawning over how great Edison and his phonograph is, then either passes the mike, or is switched over to a recording of the Prime Minister, the sound is INCREDIBLY low, and I have no idea what he is saying!!!!